“How is your health?”
When most people hear that question, they immediately think of their blood work or maybe a nagging problem, like back pain or heartburn or migraines.
Others may focus on achieving fitness:
“Just finished my third marathon of the year. Never been healthier!”
Many people only consider their weight or overall appearance:
(pinching the stomach) “I still use the same belt loops I used in my twenties, so I have to be healthy, right?”
What are the similarities?
They are centered around a person physique health.
Which makes sense: It's how we're taught to think about our health from the time we're old enough to… think about our health.
It doesn't give you the full picture.
Not even close.
Good health is about more than your LDL cholesterol, body composition and fitness level.
Research shows it's also about your mental and emotional wellbeing, feeling connected to others, and enjoying life as a whole.1,2
And that's just for starters.
That's why we created a new health assessment to help you measure how you are Really are working on.
To do so, it analyzes your health across six key dimensions—not just one.
But besides helping you understand more country your health, it also shows where you can make the biggest positive impact on your health right now.
Result: You can start taking action—Today.
We call this the In-Depth Health Assessment.
Use it to find comprehensive insights into your overall health and well-being that you can't get anywhere else.
Get your In-Depth Health Assessment
To start your assessment, simply click “Start” below.
After completing your assessment, if you're curious to learn more about Deep Health and how all the dimensions work together, keep reading.
What is deep health?
Deep Health is a state develop in ALL areas of your life—not just the physical.
We call these areas the “Dimensions of Deep Health,” and there are six of them: physical, emotional, mental, social, environmental, and existential.
In the chart below, you can see what each dimension means. Watch how they all contribute equally to Deep Health.
If this all seems too abstract, stay with us. We'll show you how it works with some practical examples.
The best part: Once you see it, you can't not visible he.
And it can be life changing.
(In fact, it is designed to change lives.)
So let's get started.
What makes Deep Health special?
Deep Health is not just something you want to achieve.
It's also a lens you can look through to see where you are. (So, our Deep Health Assessment above.)
Think of it this way: If you only look at one dimension of your health—such as physical—you are judging your health through a very narrow lens.
However, when you look at all six dimensions, you view your health through a much broader lens—some people call this a “holistic” view—which gives you a much broader view of your health.
Besides that, understanding Deep Health can help you better define what action will make the most positive impact on your life.
When considering a new habit, people often think about how it will affect them physique health—but not necessarily how that might impact social, emotional, or other dimensions of health.
When you learn about Deep Health, you can use your insights to help you choose actions that have a widespread positive effect—not just on physical health, but on other dimensions of health as well.
Bonus: When an action is profitable a number of dimensions, you are more likely to maintain it.
How Deep Health works
We all know: Physical health is very important.
To optimize these dimensions of health, you need good nutrition, regular exercise and quality sleep.
Hardly anyone would argue with that. (We'd say “none”, but have you ever been on Twitter?)
The problem: you're not a robot programmed to do all that perfectly.
in fact, your ability to eat, move, and sleep well—especially in a sustainable way—depend on the other five dimensions of Deep Health.
How does it work in everyday life?
Let's map it out, using sleep as an example.
Imagine that you are struggling to get a good night's rest.
To examine this issue through the lens of Deep Health, you consider not only how your sleep problems affect your physical health, but also how they affect your emotional, environmental, mental, social, and existential health.
To illustrate this, the map below shows the EFFECTS of poor blindfolding in each dimension of Deep Health.
But we're not done yet.
Now look at your dimensions of Deep Health and consider how each of them can CONTRIBUTE to your sleep disturbance.
For example, if you don't get along with your partner, it might put a strain on your relationship—and it's hard to fall asleep next to someone when you're worried, ‘Are they mad at me?'
As a result, your social health messes with your sleep.
You can apply this thinking to all six dimensions of Deep Health.
(Which we did. Check out the updated map.)
Finally, look for relationships BETWEEN the dimensions of Deep Health. After all, this dimension doesn't exist in a vacuum; they all influence and influence each other.
For example, in the updated map…
- Poor sleep causes increased work anxiety. Increased work anxiety leads to late night laptop work, which then leads to Again lack of sleep.
- Eating late at night also plays a role in energy struggles.
- Spouse yelling is also the cause of the house being messy (because the person feels underappreciated and doesn't want to clean up).
As you can see…
Maps can get pretty messy.
It doesn't matter.
That means there are lots of opportunities for improvement. But perhaps the easiest (and best) place to start, isn't where you think it is.
For example, perhaps the best way to get a better night's sleep is to start with getting more organized at work and setting some work/life boundaries, rather than trying to tackle sleep issues head-on.
Understanding how different aspects of life work together to create your complex human experience is where real insight begins.
But don't leave you with this seemingly hopeless mess.
You have just seen how multiple aspects of health are affected by ONE problem (sleep deprivation).
Let's see how different aspects of health can be affected by ONE solution.
The exponential power of positive action
Sleep can be a tricky thing.
In most cases, it's not like you can snap your fingers and it's just decide to sleep better.
But let's use the insights we gained from our Deep Health mapping above, and see how we can positively impact sleep.
Work anxiety and poor boundaries around working hours may make it difficult to “switch off” and get quality sleep at night.
So, let's say you started with a simple intervention: Setting some boundaries around your night. No work emails after 6:30 p.m., and nothing but leisure activities (like reading or watching a light show) after 9:00 p.m.
Since you understand Deep Health, you can also hypothesize that this new routine will not only benefit sleep (your physical health) but may also improve other dimensions of health.
For example, not working nights means you might spend more quality time with your spouse—boosting social health—or even getting the chance to do a little cleaning before bed—boosting environmental health.
And hey! After a few weeks, this ritual gradually decreases do start helping you fall asleep faster and get better quality sleep overall.
Your sleep may not be perfect, but damn, it's better than ever.
Let's map out what happened.
OK, so center is now a positive trait, thanks to your new nightly routine.
And, as mentioned, you sleep better.
Now, let's look at the EFFECT of this improvement on each dimension of Deep Health.
Next, ask yourself what factors might CONTRIBUTE to the improvement.
What might help you—from every dimension of Deep Health—to maintain a bedtime routine and sleep better?
Finally, look for the relationships BETWEEN the elements in your map.
In this hypothetical well-rested person…
- Better sleep leads to better focus and productivity during standard work hours. This frees up time outside of work, which helps you build other aspects of your identity, and feel less defined by work.
- Planning healthy, more regular meals and home meals also helps balance moods during the day. (Because, less hangers.)
- The energy you get from sleeping better also helps you think more broadly about your life, and how you want to contribute to the world or your community in a meaningful way.
The map may look cluttered again.
But this time it's a beautiful mess.
Now a complex, yet elegant, harmonious and thriving life map.
All dimensions work together, building positive momentum and providing a scaffold for equity Again repair.
Your health is not dependent on ONE aspect, such as your physical health.
Therefore, improving your health shouldn't be limited to working on ONE dimension—say, your body.
In reality, health is supported by a network of interconnected and interdependent factors.
And when that network is strong and works together, it creates a state of health that is richer, deeper, and more resilient than anything you have ever experienced.
If you haven't already, try your In-Depth Health Assessment below, and start building YOUR optimal health and well-being.
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